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Clyde Edwards-Helaire

RB

LSU

6'2"

Height

Weight

209

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
15
4.6
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
32 1/2"
8' 2"
4.38
33 1/2"
9' 9"
4.5
33"
9' 10"
4.27
33"
10' 4"
32"
9' 8"
4.33
32"
9' 8"
4.41
33"
9' 6"
4.27
40"
10' 6"
30"
9'11"
4.59
36 1/2"
10' 3"
34 1/2"
9'11"
4.46
31"
9'10"
4.22
36"
9'8"
4.4
41"
4.24
31 1/2"
36 1/2"
40"
10' 6"
4.29
4.21
38 1/2"
10' 8"
4.25
32 1/2"
10' 0"
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.45
35"
9' 4"
39"
10' 6"
4.3
28 1/2"
10' 1"
4.23
35 1/2"
9' 10"
4.27
29 1/2"
9' 10"
34"
10' 3"
36"
10' 4"
4.19
35"
9' 9"
4.4
37"
10' 1"
33 1/2"
10' 1"
4.41
40"
10' 10"
29 1/2"
9' 11"
4.33
39 1/2"
10' 10"
4.31
33"
10' 1"
4.44
39 1/2"
10' 3"
41"
10' 11"
36"
10' 3"
4.24
35 1/2"
10' 2"
4.42
35 1/2"
10' 1"
36"
10' 3"
4.28
33"
4.37
35"
9' 10"
32"
9' 9"
31"
10' 1"
4.28
36"
10' 3"
4.09
30"
9' 9"
4.35
33 1/2"
10' 8"
36"
10' 2"
4.35
35"
10' 1"
4.46
34"
9' 11"
3.98
36"
10'0"
4.3
37"
10' 5"
4.28
36"
9' 8"
4.34
30"
9"
4.47
31 1/2"
9' 4"
4.15
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.26
40 1/2"
10' 7"
4.14
33"
9' 7"
4.34
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
9 5/8"
29"
70 5/8"

Final Grade

8.34

Strengths 

Bowling-ball type RB, who has an impressive blend of balance, burst, lateral agility, and speed to be a dynamic, lead runner at the next level. He also is one of the best pass catchers I have ever scouted and was deployed outside in a high percentage of snaps on third downs. He is a shorter back, but uses that to his advantage by hiding behind his massive OL to cut and burst through LOS. Is a patient runner who allows his blocks to develop as he presses the LOS, then will stick a foot in the ground and get to top speed in an instant. Durable runner who can handle a heavy workload, and has huge hands that help him to not have problems with fumbling. Also showed very good pass protecting technique and tenacity.

Weaknessess

Shorter than ideal build standing at only a little over 5'7." His timed long speed may not wow you, but when you put on the tape he consistently was able to pull away from defenders trying to chase him down. May struggle trying to block bigger, stronger defenders who are blitzing.

Injury History

Games Evaluated

2019 Vs: Clemson (National Championship), Alabama, Auburn

Big Picture

Edwards-Helaire was a cornerstone of an LSU offense that will go down as one of the best ever in NCAA College football history. His prowess as an explosive runner and pass catching threat will immediately endear him to a number of talent evaluators. His playing style reminds me of Frank Gore when he was coming out of Miami (Fl.). I see him coming off the board as a late first round/ early second round pick, anywhere after there and he will be one of the steals of this draft. Teams such as the Eagles, Steelers, Chiefs, Rams, Colts, and Patriots are just a few of the teams who should be keeping a keen eye on his draft stock.

Team Fit

Player Comp

Athleticism:

8.36

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Contact Balance
Explosion
Top End Speed
8.70
8.8
8.7
8.6
7

His balance, lateral agility, and quickness are outstanding. His ability to pick his way through small spaces without losing any speed is rare. He is able to string together multiple moves and cuts without losing any balance or presenting a target to defenders. He has explosive lateral agility and can simply bounce off would be tacklers. He has good not great long speed, which is evident on tape as he was able to break off a number of 20yd+ gains, but didn't seem to have the juice to pull away from defenders deep down the field.

With Ball In Hands:

8.44

Lateral Agility
Cutting Ability
Pad Level & Leg Drive
Ball Security
8.70
8.8
7.8
8.2

Big Play Ability

He has outstanding peripheral vision, and allows paces himself behind the LOS to let his blocks develop in front of him. His ability to stick his foot in the ground and cut without losing much if any speed is impressive. He makes multiple defenders miss whether it is by his elusiveness in space or by his outstanding contact balance. He churns his legs on contact and makes it hard for defenders to bring him down one on one. He runs with such balance and strength that he seems to pinball off defenders try to lay big hit and not wrapping up. He is keenly aware of ball security and shield himself away from big hits.

Receiving:

8.73

Outstanding pass catcher who catches the ball like a WR. He was deployed outside the formation and in the slot due to this quality and ran route with great awareness and instincts. He is a menace in the open field on screen plays or on short passes due to that patented running style he has. He is able to gain all kinds of separation when matched up against LBs because of his quickness and lateral agility.

Hands
Route Running
Ability to Seperate
Ability in Space
8.8
8.6
8.7
8.8

Blocking:

7.88

7.25

Wasn't used a lot as a lead blocker outside the occasional QB draw, but he showed good effort in those attempts. He showed great field vision and quick feet to mirror pass rushers in space and on obvious passing downs. He has a smaller build but he is stout and strong has shown the ability to anchor against bigger second level defenders. He is a clutch performer who can be depended upon in the vital moments of the game.

Lead Blocking
Blocking in Space:
Pass Pro Technique:
Effort & Willingness
7.5
8
8.00
8.0

Competitiveness:

8.05

Toughness
Production
Motor
8.5
6.5

Tough as nails runner who is comfortable running between the tackles even though he has a smaller build. Only had one year of excellent production, but was a quality contributor in years prior. Is a highly motivated son of a police officer who is disciplined in his approach of preparing for games. He is the ultimate teammate and is willing to sacrifice for the good of the team.

Intelligence:

8.6

Outstanding feel for where the rushing lane will develop. Understands how to set up defenders in space to blow past them with little effort. As a pass catcher he knows when he has the athletic advantage and will adjust his routes accordingly to present an early target for his QB and collect a bunch of YAC. He played primarily from shotgun formations as a runner, but was also deployed as an outside WR and slot WR.

Instincts
Patience
Versatility
8.7
8.6
8.6